Singers Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, musician Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest appear onstage at a press conference to officially announce the season 10 'American Idol' judges panel at The Forum on September 22, 2010 in Inglewood, …
LOS ANGELES - So, who will take J-Lo's place on "American Idol"?
Some of the names being mentioned include Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Mary J. Blige. But they are all in their 40s and might not help Idol hold its twindling younger audience.
"Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin said on Saturday that she's interested in being a judge.
Former Idol contests Adam Lambert and Jennifer Hudson are others who might be potential judges, as is Idol winner Carrie Underwood. Of course, Idol producers have two slots to fill, one for J-Lo and another for Steven Tyler.
There's even talk original judge Randy Jackson might not return either.
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